Toni better off as friends with Piolo

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 05 2014 12:37 PM | Updated as of Feb 05 2014 08:37 PM

Toni Gonzaga. File Photo

MANILA – Following Piolo Pacual’s admission that he once went out with Toni Gonzaga, the "Pinoy Big Brother" host revealed that they are better off as friends.

In an interview with entertainment site Pep.ph, Gonzaga said it would have been awkward between the two of them if things didn't work out.

“May malisya, pero sa sobrang hiya ko, parang, ‘Ano ba naman ‘to, Piolo Pascual, baka naman sabihin nila," Gonzaga said when asked if she also had romantic feelings for the actor at the time.

"Hindi ko pa naiisip noong time na ‘yon. Hindi ko naman sinasabing na-in love,” she said.

Gonzaga said it was fortunate that Pascual was also being linked to other women at the time.

“Pasalamat ko nga na sa iba siya na-link. Niloloko nga ako dati sa ‘The Buzz’ nina Ate Kris (Aquino), Tito Boy (Abunda). Sabi ni Ate Kris, ‘Ayan, kaartehan mo, na-link na sa iba. Hindi na ikaw,’” she shared.

“Actually, nasabi kong okay, kasi imagine mo, kung nagkaroon ng something, tapos hindi naman nag-develop or hindi naman na-pursue, magkakaroon ng ilangan,” Gonzaga added.

During a press conference held last Thursday, Pascual admitted he once dated Gonzaga but he did not want to hinder her showbiz dreams.

Ten years after they first worked together on a TV commercial, Gonzaga said she would not trade her friendship with Pascual for anything.

“Ngayon, ewan ko. Sobrang comfortable ako kay PJ,” she said.

Pascual and Gonzaga are set to headline their first movie together “Starting Over Again,” which will hit theaters on February 12.